Sunday, May 1, 2016

while I waited...week 17

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
Wow - just WOW!  Last week was a doozy!  Just for giggles, I decided, in addition to some pics from our week, that I would share our week in numbers.  I was tired all over again just thinking about it all! :)  This week looks a little better - emphasis on little but I'll take what I can get!  May is all about survival - just so happens it started a week early.  But, before I get ahead of myself, here's what I did last week while I waited...

1: # of blog posts since my last recap (and that one barely got posted!)
5: # of days spent working on our school food drive
20: # of lunch duties worked for food drive
4: # of days Mike was off from work
8: # of days we spent working on re-painting our bedroom (yes, we are S-L-O-W and we won't be completely done for a while!)
7: # of nights we slept on the couch while working on bedroom makeover!
2: # of basketball and football practices attended
3: # of dance classes attended
1: # of art classes attended
2: # of 7-on-7 football games played
1: # of soccer practices skipped
1: # of scout meetings skipped
1: # of Girls Nights Out #lifesaver
1: # of banquets Mike attended
2: # of meetings Mike missed
1: # of school dances attended
1: # of soccer games rescheduled
1: # of dinners with friends
432: # of unread emails last time I checked
72: # of hours of sleep I feel I need to catch up!
18.5: # of school days remaining
24: # of days till SUMMER (but who's counting?!) :)

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 This was our sleeping arrangement for all of last week.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
A little before pic of our bedroom before we started painting!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 Holden was super excited with her Perfect Attendance recognition from dance! :)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 Mike gets super serious when we paint and so he sealed off our room so that he could spray the trim.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
Hope made a stop sign to remind everyone to, well, stop!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 Since we didn't have access to the master bath for a few days, Hope had to use the kitchen sink to brush her teeth.  She clearly was bothered by this!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 Our food drive at Holden's school was a Penny War.  The kids took this idea and ran with it!  Super duper crazy successful food drive!  I'll share final numbers soon - but, trust me, you won't believe how much these kiddos raised!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 I'm NOT a fan of selfies but it was hard to turn down a request from Holden during her lunch period.  Being at the school every day last week wasn't easy but it sure was fun getting to see her every day!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 Snapped this pic of Hope on the way to dance - it's hard for me to see her growing up so quickly!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
Recital is this week so they let the moms come in to watch for the last 5 minutes.  This little one LOVES to dance!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 She was so excited to get her dance trophy and was over-the-moon excited to receive an Outstanding Student award too!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 After dance, we went to pick up Holden and was surprised to find another completed masterpiece!  This one is for her Aunt Shelley.  Holden is traveling to California in June and is planning on taking everyone she is visiting a piece of artwork! #suchasweetheart
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
After art, we rushed over to catch a little bit of Colby's second 7-on-7 football game.  Every time I look at him I feel like he's gotten just a little bit bigger.  It's crazy how fast they are growing!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
Definitely, the best part of my week was hanging out with these girls celebrating Johanna's 40th birthday!  I met three of these fabulous ladies going on 15 years ago in a water aerobics class we were taking while pregnant.  My soul was full after hanging with these girls for a few hours and had me looking forward to our next outing together.  Granted, with 18 kids between us scheduling is hard but it's always, always worth it!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 Hope was super excited to receive McKenna back from the American Girl hospital on Wednesday.  McKenna had been the recipient of Maggie's nibbles and had lost a hand. #ouch
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 Mike was at a banquet on Wednesday night so Holden helped out by reading Hope her bedtime story.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 And this is around the time I started to unravel.  Our house was a mess and, sadly, it still is!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 But, the good news is I LOVE the new paint color!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
Michelle and I co-chaired the food drive this year and I absolutely don't know what I would have done without her!  Working on a project is so easy when you love who you are working with!  I didn't count but I'm guessing we sent approximately 1,478 texts last week alone!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 The donations just kept pouring in!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 more progress on our room!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 17
 Shelly was a lifesaver and had Holden with her on Saturday and Sunday.  She came home from running an errand to find the girls washing her car!

It was a crazy, busy, full week but, looking back, I wouldn't have changed a thing!

I'm so glad you stopped by!  Have an extraordinary week!

Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

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also linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston and

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KateAlisonLinzee, and Valerie

6 comments:

  1. I love love love the color of your bedroom and can't wait to see it finished! Mike is Meticulous!! Love that too! We are the same way but Tony would never undertake the arduous task of painting. God bless your husband! We are now totally redoing our backyard, and putting a new roof on this week! EEKKKK! Have a more calming week!!!

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    1. Thanks, friend! It's truly a labor of love! Now to find a rug and new lights I like (but stay within my budget). #noteasy Haha - YES! Mike is meticulous. Like, crazy meticulous! But, that's one of the many things I love about him! He will work his tail off making sure everything is just right! Good luck with the backyard makeover! We just laid new sod so we kind of know what you are in for! Hope you are having a glorious week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Oh my goodness you did have a busy week. But it looks like a good tired!! The warmer months are always busy but I love it!!

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    1. Julie, HUGE apologizes for just now replying! May has definitely got the best of me! But, I'm starting to see an end in sight! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your week is going great!

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  3. B-U-S-Y busy..an understatement!!

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    1. SO glad that May is wrapping up! It's awesome to see the end in sight!

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